Participants of one-person pickets are gathering near the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea in the occupied Simferopol to file an appeal against the decisions of the courts to impose fines of 10 and 15 thousand rubles on them.

The corresponding information was provided by the Public association Crimean solidarity on Facebook.

“Today, all participants in one-person pickets are coming from different parts of the Crimea to file an appeal with the Supreme Court in Simferopol. Everyone has a positive spirit and a desire to defend their opinion by legal means further by appealing the orders of the district courts in the court of appeal," reads the message.

Earlier, on December 21, the Kremlin-controlled Bilohirsk District Court of the occupied Crimea held a court session on the case of one-person pickets, which was postponed from December 18. The court found activists Leman Bovbekov and Ravshan Naneishvili guilty and fined 10,000 rubles each of them.

On December 19, in the occupied Crimea, cases were examined on one-person pickets of October 14, which were postponed from December 18. Thus, the "court" fined five suspects 10,000 rubles, in some cases fines of 15,000 rubles were imposed.

Seven judicial sessions on cases of one-person pickets in Crimea have been postponed.

December 18, 2017 the "court” hearings on administrative cases against the Crimean Tatars took place in the occupied Crimea. Fine penalties were given to 65 activists who participated in single pickets against the repression of Russian law enforcement officers against Crimean Tatars on October 14, 2017. The amount of fines is mostly 10 thousand rubles (about 170 USD), in some cases - 15 thousand rubles (about 260 USD).

Reference: October 14 a minimum of 34 people was arrested for participation in single pickets in the Crimea. In total, more than 100 people took part in the protest actions in the occupied peninsula. People went for single pickets in Simferopol, Dzhankoy, Gvardeysk, Bilohirsk and other cities of the occupied peninsula.

All detentions were held in violation of the Russian legislation in force on the annexed peninsula.

Later, people massively received protocols, accusing them of violating the rules of holding public events. One-person pickets in protocols are called unauthorized mass action.